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Mistake in Sajda al-Sahw

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if making mistakes in the forgetfulness prostration invalidates the prayer.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What do I do when I make a mistake in sajda al-sahw [forgetfulness prostration]? And I mean the sajda al-sahw that you do by giving salam to the right and then […]

Should I Apply the Rules of Tajwid When Reciting Remembrances?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Should a person apply the rules of tajwid while reciting/reading morning and evening dhikrs (rememberance of Allah) ? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The specific rules of tajwid (ghunna/madd) are applicable to the Qur’an alone, as Shaykh Ali Hani confirmed when I consulted him about this […]

Does a Mistake in the Recitation of the Fatiha Invalidate My Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum In the Zuhr prayer I most likely recited ‘an’ in ‘an amta’ with an ‘Ain’ sound. I however did not stop and correct this and completed the Fatiha. Does this invalidate my prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, the majority [if not all] unintentional recitation […]

Is My Prayer Still Valid If I Fail to Recite the Tashahud Correctly?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is my prayer still valid if I recite the tashahud erroneously in one place, like saying the letter “alif” instead of the letter “ayn”? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, your prayer would be valid as the vast majority of pronunciation errors don’t affect the validity or soundness of […]

Should I Repeat All My Prayers Because of Mistakes in the Fatiha?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:As salaamu alaykum, If someone has been reading a letter of the Fatiha incorrectly for some time but is not sure how long does he need to repeat all his past prayers? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith, […]

Mistakes in Recitation During my Prayers: How not to Loose Hope of Them Being Accepted?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalaamu alaikum I know the rules of Tajwid but I always make mistakes in my recitation during prayer because it is difficult for me to remember those rules. I cry a lot because of that because my prayers will never be accepted. What should I do? Answer: Wa alaikum […]

Should I Stop Reciting the Qur'an Because of my Mistakes?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I think my recitation of Qur’an is full of mistakes. I do have intention to improve this. Should I continue to recite or should I wait until it is improved? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, […]

Using a Mushaf With Color Coded Tajwid Rules

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is there a particular preference for the Uthmani script when beginners (especially children) recite the qur’an? Should beginners (especially children) recite qur’an from the tajweed they remember (by memory) or should they use a qur’an that gives them hints or clues of the tajweed rules applied? Answer: Wa alaikum […]

I’m Afraid of Making a Mistake When Reciting the Qur’an

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I have poor Qur’an recitation skills. I can only recite Qur’an if it has the vowels with the letters to help with the recitation and even then, it is the type that is taught mainly in the Indian subcontinent. I’ve picked up Qur’ans with vowels in them from the […]

Reciting the Qur’an Properly and With a Beautiful Voice

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I hope this question finds you a state of good health and iman. I just wanted to know, “Does Allah (swt) specifically mention loving those whom Allah (swt) has given a beautiful Quran recitation voice?” Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, […]